Internet resources

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines Portal (NHMRC)
The Portal was developed to help clinicians and policy-makers access Australian evidence-based clinical practice guidelines through a single entry point. Over 1600 documents have already been assessed, and 359 fit the criteria for inclusion as a clinical practice guideline on this portal to date. Sourcing and assessment of guidelines is now an ongoing process as new clinical practice guidelines are published in Australia. The Portal also includes a 'Guidelines in Development Register' that contains information about clinical practice guidelines in development in Australia. It has been designed to help reduce duplication of guidelines and to allow guideline developers to collaborate with other developers in common areas of interest. It is now a requirement for guideline developers intending to seek NHMRC approval to list their guideline on this Register prior to commencement.
NHS Evidence
NHS Evidence is a service that enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. It helps people from across the NHS, public health and social care sectors to make better decisions as a result. NHS Evidence is managed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Guideline Central
Guideline Central is the world’s largest Free Library of up-to-date guideline summaries. Browse over 2600 free guidelines summaries encompassing every setting, specialty, and purpose. View summaries in the Guideline Central Mobile App or the Guideline Central Website “Library” tab.
Immunise Australia Program
Provides best-practice information for clinicians and consumers on vaccination for children and adults.
Medical Journal of Australia Clinical Guidelines
Published by the MJA, these guidelines represent the consensus opinion of experts based on review of the scientific literature. The list is organised by broad topic area, with the guidelines listed in each topic area from newest to oldest.
NHMRC - Your Health
Australia's leading expert body promoting the development and maintenance of public and individual health standards. For guidelines, see Conditions and Diseases, and Public and Environmental Health.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidance
A UK independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. NICE guidance is developed using the expertise of the NHS and the wider healthcare community including NHS staff, healthcare professionals, patients and carers, industry and the academic world.
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Guidelines
RACGP guidelines (The Red Book) for preventive activities in general practice.


APA Style Guide
Style rules and guidelines of the American Psychological Association. Includes style tips, electronic referencing, and ethics of publication.
Instructions for Authors
Contains links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for hundreds of journals in the health sciences. All links are to "primary sources", that is, to sites of publishers or organizations having editorial responsibilities for particular titles.
NCBI Journal Browser
Find the full journal title from abbreviations, or abbreviations from the full title. From the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
A University of Melbourne Library guide to referencing, citation and acknowledgement in your research and essay writing.
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals
Guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to journals, stating the ethical principles in the conduct and reporting of research, and recommendations relating to specific elements of editing and writing.